Andy Granatelli's Stp Classic



$70,000 ANDY GRANATELLI'S STP CLASSIC
Pelican Lanes New Orleans, La., Mar 22-25, 1972

Classic Victory For Helling

Don Helling saved his best effort for last in the finals of the Andy Granatelli's STP Classic, ousting Don Glover from the top spot for his third PBA title.

In the championship game Helling rang up a 238-206 victory, which wasn't quite as easy as it looked, over Glover, who had wrested the top seeded spot from Helling Friday night. The two were within several pins of each other until Helling uncorked five strikes on his last six balls.

Glover had won the top-seeded spot at Pelican Lanes after a to-and-fro battle with Helling Friday night. The lead changed hands after virtually every game until Glover, faced with a 12-pin deficit going into the position round game, opened that match with seven strikes in a row and rang up a 46-188 victory over Helling.

TELEVISED FINALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Don Helling, St. Louis, Mo.463 (2 games)$10,000
2Don Glover, South Bend, Ind.206 (1 game)6,000
3Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo.624 (3 games)4,000
#4Butch Gearhart, Houston, Texas206 (1 game)3,000
5Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind.223 (1 game)2,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Burton defeated Schmidt, 228-223; Burton defeated Gearhart, 212-206; Helling defeated Burton, 225-184; and in the championship game Helling defeated Glover, 238-206.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Don Glover, South Bend, Ind. 9377 17-7-0 510 9887 
2Don Helling, St. Louis, Mo. 9346 16-7-1 495 9841 
3Butch Gearhart, Houston, Tex. 9316 14-10-0 420 9736 
4Curt Schmidt, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 9225 16-8-0 480 9705 
5Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo. 9170 15-9-0 450 9620 
*6Dick Weber, St. Louis, Mo. 9116 12-12-0 360 9476 $2,050
7Dave Soutar, Tarzana, Calif. 9097 12-11-1 375 9472 1,800
8Johnny Guenther, Seattle, Wash. 8957 17-7-0 510 9467 1,700
9Bob Collatos, Ft. Worth, Texas 9045 13-L1-O 390 9435 1,600
10Tim Harahan, Canoga Park, Calif. 9078 11-13-0 330 9408 1,500
11Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif. 8987 13-11-0 390 9377 1,450
12Teata Semiz, River Edge, N.J. 9062 10-14-0 300 9362 1,400
13Mike McGrath, EI Cerrito, Calif. 9033 10-13-1 315 9348 1,350
14Mike Lemongello, N. Babylon, N.Y. 8908 13-11-0 390 9298 1,300
15Bill Allen, Orlando, Fla. 8879 13-11-0 390 9269 1,250
16Jimmy Wright, Ft. Worth, Texas 8882 12-11-1 375 9257 1,200
17Bill Tucker, Detroit, Mich. 8910 11-13-0 330 9240 1,150
18Rich Bennett, Owego, N.Y. 8840 13-11-0 390 9230 1,100
19Jim Godman, Lorain, Ohio 8949 9-15-0 270 9219 1,050
20Larry Lichstein, Suffield, Conn. 8875 8-16-0 240 9115 1,000
21Gus Lampo, Endicott, N.Y. 8812 9-15-0 270 9082 950
22Skee Foremsky, Houston, Texas 8770 9-15-0 270 9040 900
23Norm Meyers, St. Louis, Mo. 8752 9-15-0 270 9022 850
24Don Russell, Miami, Fla. 8814 4-20-0 120 8934 800

18-GAME TOTALS

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
*25Jack Biondolillo, Houston, Texas3853$725
26Jim Maxey, Atlanta, Ga.3849625
27Jim St. John, Cameron Park, Calif.3830600
28Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash.3829575
29Jim Blubaugh, St. Louis, Mo.3828550
30Johnny Petraglia, Brooklyn, N.Y.3827525
31Rod Rodriguez, EI Paso, Texas3816510
**32Steve Neff, New Orleans, La.3814500
33Mike Barth, Aberdeen, S.D.3810490
34Jim Wantland, York, Pa.3806480
35Wayne Sheridan, Richmond, Va.3805470
36Dan Baudoin, Belmont, Cal.3788460
37Dave Davis, Miami, Fla.3782445
 Steve Wallace, Houston, Texas3782445
39Bob Hood, Daly City, Calif.3777430
40Don McCune, Munster, Ind.3774420
41Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif.3773410
42Paul Petescola, Oradell, N.J.3770400
43Ray Bluth, St. Louis, Mo.3767390
44Bobby Meadows, Houston, Texas3766380
45Mickey Higham, Kansas City, Mo.3762370
46Ernie Schlegel, Newburgh, N.Y.3760360
47Bob Singleton, Houston, Texas3756350
48Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis.3754340
49Ron Lisher, Santa Rosa, Calif.3751330
50Gary Dickinson, Ft. Worth, Texas3749320
51Doak McDonnell, Burkburnett, Texas3746310
52Roy Buckley, Columbus, Ohio3741300
53Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio3736290

*Alternates. **Local entry. # Received $200 for 300 game. 18-Game Qualifying Leader-Weber 4042. 24th Low-Lemongello 3856. PRO-AM CASHERS-$50 each-Ron Lisher, Gus Lampo, Max Jensen, Nelson Burton Jr., Craig Mueller. $25 each-Palmer Fallgren, Bob Collatos.